Rolo
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    07 April 2010
  • Last Review
    02 January 2014
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  • First Question
    27 June 2010
  • Last Question
    21 July 2011
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  • First Answer
    08 April 2010
  • Last Answer
    31 July 2013
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TORQ energy has been painstakingly formulated so that it delivers a unique blend of carbohydrate and electrolytes to the working muscles through a drink that is lightly flavoured, refreshing and most importantly natural.
 
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5 / 5
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Mildly tasty and effective
Posted02 January 2014
Rolo
fromCanberra
Country : Australia
Age : 25-34
Interest : Runner
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Pro Performance
"Not overly sweet like many other "hydration" products, the Torq line up works well without giving an overly furry mouth as a result. Not quite as mild as Scratch Labs, but the Torq flavours are definitely more palateable than many out there."
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Compressport innovates yet again with the UR2, enhancing our calf guard design with ‘micro-encapsulated textile’ technology.
 
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Super compressive...
Posted02 January 2014
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Rolo
fromCanberra
Country : Australia
Age : 25-34
Interest : Runner
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Pro Performance
"...which is fine, until it comes to getting them off. They're a quality feel and very compressive, but I ended up tearing a hole in one while (carefully) removing it from my barely mid-sized calves - a pull tab or something similar might be a good improvement. Possibly think about sizing up on the chart."
Pros: Attractive, High Quality
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Double sock construction absorbs friction, whilst the Meryl Skinlife inner socks wicks moisture to the outer cotton sock, keeping the skin dry.
 
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Very under-sized!
Posted22 August 2013
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Rolo
fromCanberra
Country : Australia
Age : 25-34
Interest : Runner
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Pro Performance
"Bought these looking for solid anti-blister performance over long trail runs in varying (hot/cold/wet/dry) conditions. I'm a UK11 and upsized to the XL (UK12-13), and could only JUST get them onto my foot, and they were uncomfortably tight once on. The ankle area was too low and was dragged down further while walking around inside (i.e. shoes ate the socks).
Seriously disappointing,a dn surprising that sizing is that hard to work out."
Cons: Poor Fit
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Pair of Beautiful forged and polished aero-space grade aluminium construction.
 
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Simple, nice, effective
Posted31 July 2013
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fromCanberra
Country : Australia
Age : 25-34
Interest : Runner
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"They look and feel well made, and do the job without any sign of weakness or bending/breaking."
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The Forerunner 910XT is the only all-in-one, GPS-enabled device that provides detailed swim metrics and tracks distance, pace, elevation and heart rate for running and cycling. It sports a sleek profile, comfy wristband and an easy-to-read display.
 
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Awesome tracking and motivation
Posted04 July 2013
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fromCanberra
Country : Australia
Age : 25-34
Interest : Runner
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"I lost my 310XT, and was happy for the excuse to upgrade, as the 910XT is much more comfortable and looks better (lower profile) and seems to work a bit more accurately, too."
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The Muc-Off 5 Cleaning Brush sets are designed to clean your frame and all components whilst caring for your bike's delicate finish. Reach hard to shift grime!
 
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Great cleaning package
Posted04 July 2013
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fromCanberra
Country : Australia
Age : 25-34
Interest : Runner
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"The variety of brush sizes and styles covers every need, and they are comfortable to use and seem well made."
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Everybody's feet are different but all can benefit from the support and comfort provided by a Superfeet Premium Insole.firm, contoured shape provides comfort soft insoles cannot achieve. Men's specific who run or cycle for long periods.
 
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Comfortable and fit a variety of brands
Posted04 July 2013
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fromCanberra
Country : Australia
Age : 25-34
Interest : Runner
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"I got these to help with some arch problems, and they worked really well, fit easily into a variety of shoe brands, and are comfortable underfoot even when worn for a long time."
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The characteristic G3™ spoke pattern on the front and rear and the oversize flanges will make this an unmistakable wheel, now created in a special version for racing on the muddy terrains of the Cyclocross course.
 
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Nice reliable wheelset
Posted04 July 2013
Rolo
fromCanberra
Country : Australia
Age : 25-34
Interest : Runner
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"I bought these to up-spec my SS commuter with something a bit more durable and weather-resistant, and they do that just fine, while looking rather spiffy."
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Fast acting carbohydrates re-energise your muscles.
 
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Works, but so does pasta
Posted04 July 2013
Rolo
fromCanberra
Country : Australia
Age : 25-34
Interest : Runner
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Useful perhaps if you're smashing yourself and don't have much time, but for most people a standard meal or thoughtful snack within the window after exercise would do a sufficient job. Convenient, though."
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Ideal for training and daily activity, IsoActive includes 5 main electrolytes lost in sweat - sodium, chloride, potassium, magnesium and calcium.
 
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Does the job, no fuss
Posted04 July 2013
Rolo
fromCanberra
Country : Australia
Age : 25-34
Interest : Runner
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"I use this for filling up bladders when leaving from home, rather than carrying powder on the trail (is the dissolving tablets for that) - economical and effective, though I've had nicer flavours."
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Rolo's Questions
 
Yoga makes good athletes better. This time-honoured discipline imparts flexibility, balance, and whole-body strength, creating improvements in an athlete's form, efficiency, and power.
 

DVD included?

One of the reviews talks of a DVD, but the description does not clarify whether it is just the book or a book/DVD combo...?
2 years, 8 months ago
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Rolo
Canberra
 
 XT Sleeve
XT Sleeve
This sleeve will provide athletes with additional warmth, not having to stop during the effort!
 

Size differences...measurements?

Can't find any lengths/girths/measurements for these, even on Salomon.com...?
3 years, 4 months ago
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Rolo
Canberra
 
 Race Pro 22 Rucksack AW10
Race Pro 22 Rucksack AW10
The Race Pro 22 is an elite lightweight functional hydration compatible pack. Includes a large stretch mesh pocket on the lid and side multi access pockets for storage of frequently accessed items. The Integral Compression Closure webbing can be positioned inside or outside pockets for more security...
 

Back length...?

Just wondering what the back length (bottom of hip belt to top of shoulder pad where it joins the pack) on these is? I'm a lanky bloke with no hips and find it hard to get packs that are long enough and stay down while running...usually end up with a rib belt rather than hip belt.

Cheers.
3 years, 9 months ago
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Rolo
CBR
 
Rolo's Answers
 
Pair of Beautiful forged and polished aero-space grade aluminium construction.
 

how long are they

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92mm
8 months ago
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Rolo
Canberra
 
 Sequence SW Short Tight AW12
Sequence SW Short Tight AW12
Move how you were meant to in these men's adidas Sprint Web Short Tights. The running tights are built with a Formotion; design that moves freely, and they feature Climacool; to keep you cool.
 

Is this apparel for men or women?

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"Move how you were meant to in these men's adidas Sprint Web Short Tights."
1 year, 2 months ago
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Rolo
Canberra
 
CLIF SHOT Bloks are the latest nutrition option for endurance athletes. Bloks come in chewable, 33 calorie cubes, making it easy to customise and track caloric and electrolyte intake during long outings and races.
 

Can anyone tell me how many gms of carbs there are per cube / pack - how many cubes are equivalent in carbs to a gel (SIS are 22 gms, lucozade 30 ish)

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For the Orange flavour, there's 8gm of total carbs (4gm sugars) per cube, so 24gm per serve (3 blocks) and 48gm per tube (6 blocks).
2 years, 3 months ago
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Rolo
Canberra
 
The world's best trail running shoe just keeps getting better with improved cushioning to take you from track to trail to bushwacking with unparalleled stability, any season and any time.
 

Salomon vs Asics shoe sizes

Hi,
I'm slightly confused by the Salomon shoe size chart....I wear UK11/US12 in Asics...is that a UK 11 or 11.5 in Salomon?
Cheers,
Julian
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You'd be a UK 11.5. I'm an Asics US12 as well, and all my Salomon runners are 11.5UK and fit well.
2 years, 3 months ago
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Rolo
Canberra
 
The Forerunner 310xt Bundle kit now comes supplied with the Premium HRM, Cadence Sensor and Quick Release Kit.
 

Will this product function correctly outside of the UK. eg. Australia ?

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Yup - I bought mine, used it in Aus for a month, then went to Canada and the US for 8 months, and it's worked everywhere. Garmin Connect (web interface for data uploads) maps your data on Bing maps, but you can also export the file to Google.
2 years, 7 months ago
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Rolo
Canberra
 
Forerunner Bicycle Mount Kit, generic for Forerunner 50, 405 and 310XT
 

How wide is the actual mount? - I want to know if it will fit between the arms on my tri-bars

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39mm, give or take a wee bit.
2 years, 7 months ago
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Rolo
Canberra
 
 Mens Elite Compression Tights SS11
Mens Elite Compression Tights SS11
Building on 2XU's market leading compression tight, 2XU's elite tights are for the athlete who wants even more.
 

Do you sell/deliver to Australia?

When I choose my destination/location as Australia in the 'international settings', all the 2XU gear goes missing. Is there a reason for this? Am I still able to order these items?
Thanks.
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Nup mate, they're on the banned list to AUS - would most likely be related to a restricted sales licence as there is an Australian distributor - not uncommon.
3 years, 3 months ago
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Rolo
Canberra
 
 SpeedCross 2 Shoes
SpeedCross 2 Shoes
Race-ready, ultra-light and built for speed.
 

I need a support shoe when road running, will the speed cross work for me off road?

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Possibly not - they're substantially lighter and have less "infrastructure" in them than the XA Pro etc, and are less stable on uneven ground (need to run "accurately") - perhaps in this instance, heavier might be better for you. Asics Gel Trabuco are good for support/stability, I've found, as are XA Pro.
3 years, 3 months ago
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Rolo
Canberra
 
 SpeedCross 2 Shoes
SpeedCross 2 Shoes
Race-ready, ultra-light and built for speed.
 

How are these shoes when running on snow or ice? Do they give enough friction mixed icy conditions?

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They're a rubber based sole compound, so not going to give you anything like the grip that comes from metal traction pins/studs, but they're the best I've found for anything short of that - really good on packed snow etc.
3 years, 3 months ago
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Rolo
Canberra
 
 XA Pro 3D Ultra Shoes - AW10
XA Pro 3D Ultra Shoes - AW10
The world's best trail running shoe just keeps getting better with improved cushioning to take you from track to trail to bushwacking with unparalleled stability.
 

How wide are these?

Having brought a pair of Salomon off roaders a few years back I found the toe box quite narrow. Just wondered if anyone could offer any more advise.
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I've got a wide'ish foot - to the extent I can't wear narrow shoes but not so much as to need a special wide model - and Salomon's fit nicely, secure but not tight. I've found the XA Pro's to be a bit wider/roomier than the S-Lab XT WIngs, but they're more of a race shoe so I'd expect that.
4 years ago
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Rolo
CBR